Las Vegas II: Greg Anderson Saturday summary

Anderson pursues championship from No. 4 spot LAS VEGAS (October 28, 2006) -- Running a new Rick Jones-built Pontiac GTO, Greg Anderson, driver of the KB Racing LLC / Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock Pontiac GTO, qualified No. 4 at this ...

Anderson pursues championship from No. 4 spot

LAS VEGAS (October 28, 2006) -- Running a new Rick Jones-built Pontiac GTO, Greg Anderson, driver of the KB Racing LLC / Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock Pontiac GTO, qualified No. 4 at this weekend's NHRA ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals by running a qualifying-best elapsed time of 6.730 seconds.

"The new car is a step toward next year," said Anderson, who is chasing teammate Jason Line for the NHRA POWERade championship "This season we've run two or three different brands of cars -- Jerry Haas, Jerry Bickle, and Rick Jones. For some reason we've been rubbing on Jason's (car) and we've really got it happy. So two or three months ago we decided to build a new RJ (Rick Jones) car like Jason's. This is that car.

"It is certainly not throwing in the white towel on this year's championship. I think it's going to make me better. I think it's going to be a better situation for me and for the team because now the two cars will be the same. It is by no means going into test mode for just next year. I think it is going to be better for the last two races. It's going to be closer to the dynamite package we have on Jason's car. Rather than fight two different cars, we decided to join Jason.

Anderson begins his quest for the ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals Pro Stock title tomorrow, with eliminations for all classes beginning at 11 a.m. (PT). The three-time and reign Pro Stock champion still holds onto hope that he can claim his fourth consecutive championship. He faces Mike Edwards in the opening round of eliminations. Edwards qualified No. 13 with a pass of 6.756 seconds.

-credit: kb racing

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Series NHRA
Drivers Greg Anderson , Jason Line , Jerry Haas